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evadetors. missing money that could have a tax impact on education. >> when question come back, it seems to be a mystery of the universe. we'll show you your own personal best option. >> with most cell phone contracts lasting 2 year, many consumers want to make sure they get the carrier that deliver the best quality for the lowest price. no one service fits all. >> reporter: who has the best mobile phone service? >> verizon. >> at&t. >> metro pcs. >> we never tell anybody. >> reporter: bill moore can help. uses only store bought unmodified thongs indoors and outside and while driving. >> we put software on it that helps automate test. the test we run are calls and up load and download data test. >> reporter: employees travel around the nation recording the data and transferring it to free maps you can access. that general information is not specific to how you use your phone. >> for some people, all they want that phone for is for calling. other people all they care about is data services. if i'm a teenage, i probably only care about texting. >> reporter: there's a free metrics app f
to hustle for any means to bring a college education within the budget. ben kaplan is an entrepreneur. he's been through the process. he's got a model that really helps families make it. he wrote the book 'how to go to college almost for free,' and he runs the company cityofcollegedreams.org. let's talk scholarships. doesn't every parent hold this dream that there's got to be a scholarship out there for their perfect kid? > > that's right. great to be with you bill. you know, that was the dream actually of my parents not too long ago. i had grown up and played competitive tennis. always assumed i could go to school on a tennis scholarship. i got an injury in my back and needed a different way to pay for school, and i discovered there are corporations, foundations, associations, community groups that all reward different scholarships. and the key is, this isn't just for those with high gpas, this isn't just for amazing athletes. so i personally applied for three dozen scholarships. i won two dozen of them and the accumulated $90,000 in scholarship money. it got me into harvard and paid for
's director of consumer education at credit.com. gerri, welcome. > > thank you. > what happened? > > there is a lot of frugal fatigue out there. we have been so careful with our spending for the past few years i think some consumers said "i deserve to buy myself something, not just other people gifts this year." so what we are seeing is, before the holidays, fico did a survey where they found that a slightly increased number of people said they would take three months or more to pay off their credit card debt that they plan to run up before the holidays. of course, now we have to see exactly what the numbers were after the holidays. but, generally i think that consumers are a little bit more optimistic with their spending this year. > why did this happen? we have been trained not to use our credit cards as much, not to max them out. why did this reverse itself? why do people feel so confident? > > we have seen a couple of trends when it comes to credit cards: we do see a lot of consumers who are using their credit cards to max out rewards, because the rewards programs, frankly,
december 31, 2010. warranty certain parts, and fund education grants to study auto safety. the owners i spoke with tonight are loyal to the brand. >> when i heard about the problems of the vehicle, it didn't bother me any, because i didn't have any issues with my car. >> it didn't bother me. i love the car. >> reporter: current and former toyota owners are expected to receive information about the settlement in the coming months. >>> more details now. toyota released a statement today saying quote, in keeping with our core principles we have structured this agreement in ways to put our customers first, and demonstrated that they can count on toyota to stand behind our vehicles. >>> a worker died today at a construction accident in san francisco. the fire department says the man fell as many as 35 feet off scaffolding down an unfinished stairwell. his identity has not been released. >>> the woman found floating in a pond at a santa rosa apartment complex this morning has been identified. stephanie trigiliani was found unresponsive. police say there is no indication of foul play. >>> it's
scores and punishes districts that don't achieve the goals. state educators say the goal is realistic. . >>> adoptions between american families and russian children could soon end. now that russia's president is expected to sign a bill into law by the end of the week. ktvu's mike mibach is live in the newsroom with the effect it's having on one young woman. >> reporter: that's right. it's like a political chess match with thousands of children in the middle. since 1992, more than 60,000 russian children have been adopted by u.s. families and here in the bay area the story hits home for one of those 60,000. a determined set of eyes. >> i just love clothes. >> reporter: a patient hand. >> i said it would be really cool if i could design them. >> reporter: 18-year-old julia rally has a dream and her life sketch he's a designer. >> they have a wonderful two- year program for fashion. >> reporter: in 2001, julia was an orphan in russia. >> she was so small, i could carry her through the airport myself on my hip. >> people in the orphanage who get kicked out at 15 and 16ened you're bas
. it is money that could be spent on educational programs. >> we have taken this approach but it comes at a cost. state cost. when you talk about loss of supporting programs for music, arts. >> reporter: parents aren't sure it is a price they want to pay. the proposal is being met with mixed reviews. >> my suggestion is no guns for everybody. >> the guns aren't the issue. it is the people having the problems. >> people with guns around our kids is not helpful and sends the wrong ideas to the kids. >> reporter: officials can't imagine how they would expand it to all 50 schools in the district. ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> oakland a's owner wants to keep the team in town for another 5 years and he sent a letter to the authority that over sees the home field, asking for a lease extension. the team is still looking for a new venue. jean quan pledged to work with the team. >>> oakland public lieraries will shut down -- libraries will shut down till january 2. books and other materials don't need to be checked in till january 4. it is due to budget cuts. >> reporter: windy and wet and it comes
but california question for a waiver was reject had. they face punishments many educator say are impossible to reach certain standards. >>> we had some spinouts up in marin county and sonoma county. this was the earlier accident where there was a spin out in east washington street and highway 101 at route 12 is closed due to flooding and be aware it is causing some delays there. sunole grade in the fremont area, southbound side is looking good and metering lights are not on yet but should be going on soon, here is mark. >>> it happened just hours ago, how an early morning car crash affected thousands in the east bay. >>> it will be a busy shopping day at the mall on this day after christmas. >>> we have some passing clouds, more on live storm tracker 2 is coming up during the 6:00 hour.
some rights but underminds others. >>> now that voters have approved higher taxes for education, governor brown wants to overall the state funning and at least low income mine 40 district. crews in the north bay are looking into the cause of a midway water break. crews shut the water and closed traffic in the area and there is no word on what caused the break. >>> john mcafee is believed to be spending this christmas week in great britain. he is stating he was safe and has been hiding from authorities and he is wanted in the suspicious death of his neighbor. >>> and construction is the fastest growing industry according to the state development dent. meanwhile retail, restaurants, bars hotels and manufacturing have also seen improvements and growth is filling into cities like san francisco san mateo and marin counties. >>> let's turn to tara moriarty, because she is following an accident in the east bay, tara? >>> that's right, the rain is taking a toll on the commute and cars are so slippery they are slipping all over the place. if we take a look at our maps, we can zoom in on
as proved higher taxes for higher education the governor wants to give school districts greater control over how they spend money and increase funding for low income and minority districts. he is expected to outline the proposals in his january budget. >>> california's request for a waiver from no child left behind has been denied. that leaves california as one of a handful of states required to keep working toward goals that most teachers say are not achievable. the government said california's refusal to look at teachers based on student achievement test score social security partly to blame. >> san francisco is considering a plan to reward city works for making healthy choices. leaders looking for ways to cut the medical costs of employees. a new study shows two thirds of city workers considered the healthiest are over weight. paying them a bonus for exercising and eating right could cost less in the long run. >> we had delays on the roads and now there is delays on mass transit as well. let's go to tara. . >> reporter: good morning. caltrans with a 30 to 45 minute delays due to a glit
. >> armed guards in every school. what parents and educators think about the proposal. >> we are on storm watch tonight. we're giving you a live look at storm tracker 2. a lot of green on there. our meteorologist will be up in minutes to tell you when it's going to rain hardest in your neighborhood. Ño >>> bells tolled today in the south bay to honor the victims of the school massacre in connecticut. a prayer vigil was held at the dominican sisters chapel to mark one week since this tragedy. organizers say events like this can help people heal. >> our whole nation is grieving the loss of innocent lives, the loss of heroes. when one is in grief, it is helpful to come together as a community in prayer, in ritual. >> the sisters say they plan to put together messages from the community and send them to the families of the victims in connecticut. >>> earlier we heard from the head of the national rifle association saying there should be an officer at every school in the country. we wanted to find out what parents thinking. so anne ruben is at richmond high school there. >> reporter: we're he
of the slaves coming from africa, and i've got bits and pieces of that through my education. >> reporter: san francisco city hall recognized the first day of kwanzaa. >> in time of commemoration of its past and it's excellence, our and an says tess. >> we learned about our cultural and spite you'll significant each of us bring to the table. >> reporter: back in sausalito, one parent said she wants her multi-racial daughter to learn about the holiday. >> i want her to be culturally aware and appreciate all the things we have in the bay area. >> reporter: another child had a message for everyone. >> havari ganismi. >> reporter: that means what's the news. >>> an intriguing link. researchers look whether there's a link between the marijuana use in teenagers. >>> details on the occupy movement. what documents are revealing about the f.b.i.'s investigation into the movement. >>> and the ktvu app is ready to download. you can watch all our newscasts live, plus drive time traffic, bay area weather and video breaking news any time anywhere. >>> a new study shows a link between adolescent use and f
gun training classes to educators. more than 50 people have signed up. teachers are not allowed to have guns on campuses there but an accu-weather lawmaker says he is writing a bill looking to give teachers that opportunity. >>> solano county sheriff's deputies say they believe a woman and her ex-boyfriend hid his father's body for two years ago so they could keep receiving pension benefits. his body was found in an apartment complex backyard in vallejo. deputies arrested his son and ex girlfriend earlier this week but since released. the district attorney has not yet filed charges pending further investigation. >>> a man accused of both sexually assaulting his patients and performing illegal cosmetic procedures has been ordered to stand trial. prosecutors say 49-year-old carlos guzman garza did not have a medical license when he conducted medical procedures including facelifts and liposuction at a clinic in san francisco's mission district. some of his patients also say they were sexually assaulted. he faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted on all counts. >>> a ban on a c
that caused the accident. we are just trying to get education out to the public that know your tides, know your limits and go out with a good plan. >> the national park service park police and the coast guard will investigate what happened in this case. the marin county coroner is not identitying the victims until their families have been told. >> oakland police are searching for the gun plan in two separate late night shootings. in the first a stray bullet wounded a young girl. it happened after ten on 19th and franklin in downtown oakland. she is listed in stable condition. two hours later at midnight a man was shot several times on the 1700 block of 13 street. he too is listed in stable condition. no arrests have been made in either case. >>> a rising crime rate is just one of the problems facing the new police consultant. the former police chief is expected to take over in february and he is also going to have to tackle the issues. san francisco's district attorney who works with him in los angeles believes he has a lot to offer. >> allow him to provide the knowledge base that is re
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